MHS celebrates Farm Day
By GRAHAM BROOKS / Staff Writer
MONTEVALLO–The annual Farm Day at Montevallo High School was kicked off Friday, March 20, as Montevallo Elementary School students got to experience different activities surrounding agriculture.
Friday’s farm day is hosted especially for the elementary school students and the Montevallo High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) student organization group helps make the day fun, as well as an interactive learning experience.
After the opening ceremony, The Montevallo Fire Department held a rural burning prevention demonstration and MES fifth graders also saw a demonstration from Alabama Power warning about the hazards of rural outdoor electricity.
The students also had the opportunity to pet a variety of farm animals at the petting zoo.
“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the history of agriculture, while at the same time promoting the future of agriculture and how it affects everyone,” MHS FFA advisor Blake Ray said.
The second day of Farm Day will be Saturday, March 21, at MHS and it’s a free event for the community.
There will be a tractor parade through downtown Montevallo beginning at 9:30 a.m., concessions, a tree sale, a silent auction that will raise money for students, local agriculture vendors, games for children, inflatables, a cake walk and more.
Live entertainment with local singers and bands will also be performing.
Ray was thankful for the help he received organizing the event.
“I want to thank President Jesse White, Vice President Lena Buttgeriet, Secretary Katie Hamrick, Treasurer Parker Hamby, Reporter Lupe Serrano, Sentinel CD Lawley, Student Advisor Meredith Goggins and President of the FFA Alumni Association Tina Smith,” said Ray. “I wanted to recognize these people for all the hard work and planning they did for this event.”